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Shares are collapsing. Bonds selling off. Brace for the wave of oil bankruptcies to come.
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The fracking tycoon has cut capex at Continental Resources, but refuses layoffs. He says he'll need all his staff for the new boom to come.
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The world has never been more hooked on oil as it is now. Get a piece of the business while it's cheap.
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Attacks on ISIS' oil operations will only have minimal success in reducing the group's revenue.
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Holding Exxon Mobil responsible for Global Warming is like blaming your lung cancer on the guy who sold the fertilizer to tobacco farmers. Or blaming your cavities on the corn farmers who sold syrup to Coca-Cola.
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Wal-Mart, long the bogeyman of the left, is making one of their long-held dreams a reality: affordable green energy deployed on an industrial scale.
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Sorry, you can't stick it to the oil companies without sticking to the little guy.
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After selling 7 deals in 7 years for $7 billion, press-shy wildcatter Trevor Rees-Jones is better equipped than anyone to pick through the wreckage of the oil and gas bust.
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More than just an environmental agreement, what the world needs is a financial agreement on investments to be made to fight climate change.
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“It’s a tug of war between American ingenuity and the quality of the rocks. Ingenuity is winning.
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Lone Star billionaires make up 35 slots on this year's Forbes 400 list.
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Writing about entrepreneurs, billionaires and big business from Houston, Texas.
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I've been a writer at Forbes since 1999, currently focusing on the energy industry from Houston, Texas. I'm pragmatic about the continued need for fossil fuels to power economic growth, but hopeful for the long-term promise of solar power and nuclear.
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How To Invest With A Rothschild - In Iraqi Oil
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Whether there is war or peace in Iraq, whether the country holds together or falls apart, the oil will flow. If you want your own little pie

Maybe BHP Billiton's $20B Fracking Bet Wasn't A Blunder After All
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"Shale is about continuous improvement," says Rod Skaufel. "It puts a premium on your organization's ability to learn."

Obama EPA Issues Coal-Killing Rules To Cut Carbon Emissions 30 Percent
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Good news: we're already halfway to meeting the carbon reductions.

The Case For Coal
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Shares in coal companies have plunged as draconian regulations and falling natural gas prices cripple U.S. miners. Looks like a perfect time

Energy XXI: Seeking A New Boom For The Gulf Of Mexico
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John Schiller runs the biggest player in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

China-Russia Gas Deal Should Unleash A Euro-Fracking Revolution
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An enterprising Texas oil man is trying to help Europe help itself.

Dear Texas: Enjoy The Oil Boom. Just Don't Blow It This Time.
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Lone Star oil production has more than tripled since 2007, closing in on 3 million barrels per day.

T. Boone Reborn
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At 85, T. Boone Pickens has discovered a powerful source of energy: his own. He's got a new love, a new natural gas empire and a continuing

Anadarko Erases 'Silkwood' Uncertainty With $5 Billion Tronox Settlement
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Anadarko has for years been whispered about as a juicy takeover target with a lot of optionality for a global supermajor. The company most o

Troubled Kazakhstan Project Shows The Value Of U.S. Shale Oil
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There's nothing like seeing a big shot fall on hard times to make you appreciate what you have. That's why American oilmen read news of the

Richard Branson Launches A Green Energy Plan For The Caribbean
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Running on diesel, the islands suffer some of the highest energy costs in the world. The Virgin billionaire intends to change that.

Cheap Gasoline: Why Venezuela Is Doomed To Collapse
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Riots in the streets. Killings of protesters. Shortages of consumer staples like toilet paper and flour. Power outages. Confiscations of pri

Will Oxy's Divorce Spur The Break Up Of Big Oil?
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It used to be that Big Oil wanted to get bigger. But the in the shale-drilling game it's better to be small. That's why Oxy's move is so sma

Report: Russia And Iran Help Assad Prop Up Syria's Collapsing Oil Industry
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What happens when Assad can no longer afford to import the fuel he needs to keep his army moving?

Iran Deal Could Lead To Scuttling Of The Great U.S. Oil Boom
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The U.S. onshore oil industry has been perhaps the brightest spot in what passes for America's economic recovery. How ironic that it could e

Meet The 'Assassination Market' Creator Who's Crowdfunding Murder With B...
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As Bitcoin becomes an increasingly popular form of digital cash, the cryptocurrency is being accepted in exchange for everything from socks

Attention Fracktivists: Corn Ethanol Is The Real Environmental Culprit
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It's become increasingly clear that that the ire of the anti-fracking crowd is misplaced. Why aren't they railing against corn?

These Twin Sisters Will Control What You Buy From Rodarte, Mercedes and ...
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Inside the mad science - and glamorous life - of consumer manipulation via scent.